Aarushi-Hemraj Murder: Hemraj’s Family Seeks Justice; Likely to Move SC Against Allahabad High Court Order
New Delhi, Oct 20: Family members of Hemraj, demanding justice for his death, said if the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) does not move Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court order, they will ‘knock’ at the door of the Apex court. Hemraj was killed along with teenager Aarushi Talwar in the infamous 2008 Noida double murder case. This means Hemraj’s family will likely challenge the Allahabad high court order which acquitted Aarushi Talwar’s parents of the murder charges.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Naresh Yadav, the lawyer representing Hemraj’s family said that the victim’s family is seeking justice and they want to move the SC against the court order setting the Talwars free.
Yadav said, “We are waiting for the CBI right now. If they do not move SC as soon as possible, we will then knock the doors of the apex court.”
Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar who were initially convicted of killing their daughter and domestic help Hemraj in 2008 walked out of the Dasna Jail on October 13 after spending four years behind bars.
The Allahabad High Court on Thursday accepted the appeal of the Talwars and said that the Central Bureau of Investigation probe did not have enough evidence to prove the couple murdered Aarushi and Hemraj.
The Aarushi-Hemraj Murder Case
Aarushi Talwar, the daughter of dentist couple Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar, was found dead with her throat slit, inside the bedroom of her residence in Noida’s Jal Vayu Vihar in May 2008. The domestic help of Talwars, Hemraj, was initially suspected to be the one behind the crime after he went missing following Aarushi’s murder. However, two days later, his body was also recovered from the terrace of the house.
The case was initially probed by the Uttar Pradesh police and later, the investigation was handed over to the CBI. In 2013, a Ghaziabad court convicted the parents of Aarushi in the double murder case and sentenced them to life imprisonment.